Sunday, November 1, 2009

October continued....

So, after I got back from my girls weekend we took Ryker to an ear, nose and throat specialist. He has had non-stop ear infections for about 4 months now. As soon as he gets off of his antibiotic it comes right back. He told us we needed to have tubes put in so that the fluid could drain and he wouldn't be sick quite so often. On Thursday the 29th we took him in to get it done and (luckily) the procedure was very quick and so was the recovery. We did it just in time, the Dr. told us that he had to drain a lot of fluid since he was getting another ear infection. Now he is running around at full energy and causing mischief wherever he goes. After we got home from the hospital I made one of the big Mom mistakes. I thought I could cut his hair by myself!


That's right, I put the wrong guard on the clippers and shaved him bald. There's a little peach fuzz but you can't see it because he is so blond!
This didn't stop him from being the cutest little monkey (in my opinion) on Halloween! Thank goodness his costume was warm!

We went to my Mom's old ward so that we could Trunk or Treat with cousins Rylee and Parker

Grandma Debby loved getting to some of her grand kids in costume. She really is missing all the out of state kids though!

Out little family

Brittany and Parker

Jared and Parker

Ryker had so much fun and stopped at all the cars to say "boo"

Then we ended the evening at Grandpa and Grandma Payne's so that they could see Ryker all dressed up too.

Even though it has been a crazy month, it's been a lot of fun and I'm so thankful for my family and friends that are there for us every step of the way!


So this month has been a crazy one! So much going on I haven't had time to get on here in awhile! The month started off with Rick going elk hunting for a week and a half! We missed him like crazy, but he had a lot of fun and came home with a spike this year. The next weekend I was in Las Vegas for work. It was a lot of meetings and lectures but I did find time to see friends and go play a little. My company takes the team there 3-4 times a year so I am looking forward to getting to see my friends more often. However, this was my first night away from Ryker and I did have a hard time, I can't believe how much I missed him! I knew I would miss him, but I was really looking forward to sleeping in my own bed and not having to worry about listening for his cry (I still found myself listening for him all night!) The following weekend I was able to go to St. George with my Mother-in-law and sisters-in-law. We had a blast!!!

Me, Nicole, Jessica, Amber and Lexi (Niece)

This is Rick's Grandma's back yard, her home is BEAUTIFUL and the view was amazing!

We spent Saturday hiking Snow canyon and sight seeing all the historical sites.

Then went to Grandpa Chuck's grave

But the whole reason for the trip was that my mother-in-law got all of us tickets to a show called Thriller put on by the Odyssey Dance Company. All I can tell you is that the show was amazing!! They tour in Utah for the month of October, so if you're local or will be visiting next year - I highly recommend getting tickets!

This is the stairway into the theater - an outdoor amphitheater, it was beautiful and a great place to put on a Halloween show.

The zombies walk around before the show and try to scare everyone, they succeeded a couple times but this time I actually got her to laugh. This is my high fashion pose.

Me, Amber and Lexi

Lexi's new boyfriend

This was our scary pose, I guess you can see why they are in the show and we aren't!

It was such a fun weekend and a great chance to get to know my in-laws better. So glad I went and can't wait for next year!

To be continued....